Counseling Welcome Letter to Parents

Dear Parents & Guardians, 

Hello and welcome to Lewis F. Cole Intermediate School. My name is Kaitlyn Clausman and I am thrilled to be your child’s school counselor for the next two years. As a school counselor, I am here to support your child academically, emotionally, and socially. I am highly visible in the school and available for you and your child. Students can make appointments to come see me or stop by when needed. I encourage parents and guardians to reach out to me with any concerns they may have. 

Some services I offer are individual counseling, group counseling, and social groups. The two groups I will be having this year are Girl’s group (focuses on self esteem and confidence) & Organizational skills group (focuses on study habits and organization). Social groups will be held weekly to help students get to know each other, build friendships, learn social skills, and have fun! 

While I try my best to get to know each student on an individual level, I will also be checking in with all students once a month through a Wellness Survey that will be posted on my Google classroom (Code: u3zorva). This will allow me to check in with students that I may not have had the chance to see. 

As student well-being is a top priority for the Fort Lee School District, we have begun incorporating social and emotional learning (SEL) in our curriculums. This year we will be adding another component to our efforts towards enhancing our student's SEL skills by implementing a program, "Reboot for Schools." Reboot for Schools is a mindfulness curriculum, providing daily 3-minute audio guided mindful moments that build on each other throughout the year. Students will learn breathing, empathy, self awareness, and self regulation while developing tools to help with focus, stress, and building positive school communities. Each mindful moment ends with a positive directive for the student to remember throughout the day which helps keep students mindful and builds school culture. 

Please feel free to reach out with any questions. 

Kind regards, 

Ms. Kaitlyn Claussman 

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: 201 - 585- 4660 X 5524

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